• Features

    How Much Did the Federal Circuit Narrow Eligibility for Covered Business Method Review?

    Diek Van Nort and Matthew Kreeger

    In November of last year, the Federal Circuit narrowed the types of patents eligible for covered business method review in Unwired Planet, LLC v. Google Inc. The court's decision narrowed what patents are eligible for CBM review, and provided some guidance for future cases.

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  • Features

    Supreme Court Limits Patent Liability for Component Makers in Global Supply Chain

    Scott Graham

    Life Technologies v. Promega
    In a decision that should please American manufacturers that feed into the global supply chain, the U.S. Supreme Court has narrowly interpreted a 33-year-old law that imposes patent liability on components made in the U.S. for assembly overseas.

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  • Features

    The Joke is in the Bag! Parody at the Federal and TTAB Levels

    Jennifer Ashton and Erin Hennessy

    On Feb. 13, 2017, the eve of Valentine's Day, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals extended no love to Louis Vuitton, effectively asserting that it would not rehear the infringement suit against My Other Bag, Inc., denying the en banc request in a brief order.

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  • Features

    Where Does Judge Gorsuch Fall on IP?

    Howard S. Hogan and Lucas C. Townsend

    The SCOTUS Nominee’s Opinions Don’t Appear to Favor Alleged Intellectual Property Infringers or Owners
    Over the 10 years that he has served on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, Gorsuch's decisions in intellectual property disputes have reflected a close attention to statutory text and a preference for narrow results that hew closely to precedent.

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  • Columns & Departments

    IP News

    Jeffrey S. Ginsberg and Abhishek Bapna

    Federal Circuit Affirms Grant of a Preliminary Injunction Despite PTAB's Final Written Decision
    Federal Circuit: Proving Derivation Requires a Showing That All Limitations Were Conceived and Communicated

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